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Parks Stephenson, USS Kidd (2023)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-08-02

Duration: 00:36:56

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | USS KIDD | Deep diving


  • Stephenson, Parks Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Parks Stephenson before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on August 2, 2023. Stephenson is the executive director of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge. He discusses: his background; his experience with deep sea diving, including multiple trips to the Titanic wreck site; and his plans for the future of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum. He also answers questions from the audience, including his views on the Titan submersible implosion.